About the AEN

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) connects Albertans and environmental groups that are dedicated to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment. As a non-profit and non-partisan organization, the AEN supports collaboration of the environmental community throughout the province.

Learn more about the Alberta Environmental Network.

Connecting Alberta’s environmental groups

We are a network of individuals and groups working together on shared concerns. AEN members include individuals and representatives from member groups that connect, collaborate and share information.

The AEN is a link between the environmental community and government, industry, the media and all Albertans. View our current member groups.

Join the network

Albertans and environmental groups are welcome to join the AEN as members – there are memberships for both individuals and groups. Members contribute to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment by sharing information and collaborating on shared issues. Learn more about becoming a member of the AEN.

The AEN supports an inclusive and diverse environmental community for all Albertans. 

RCEN e-Bulletin — September 30, 2009

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September 30th, 2009

Pre-Copenhagen Climate Actions

With the December United Nations Climate Negotiations fast approaching, groups around the world are working overtime to organize special events that will highlight the need for a bold and fair climate deal in Copenhagen.

350: On October 24th, local actions in more than 128 countries will be held to highlight the number 350 – “as in parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere.” The 350 campaign is calling on people around the world to organize an action on October 24 incorporating the number 350 at an iconic place in their community. Images from around the world will be collected and delivered to the media and world leaders to show how unified the global climate movement really is. Learn more at http://www.350.org/

Power Shift: On October 23-26, over 1000 young people will converge on Ottawa to take a message of bold, comprehensive and immediate federal climate action to Parliament Hill. Power Shift will be two days of training, strategy and action and one mass lobby day to hold elected officials accountable for their part to solve the climate crisis, and to build a cohesive and effective youth climate movement. Participants will also take part in Climate Day: Fill the Hill on the 24th. Learn more at http://powershiftcanada.org/

Several of the largest environmental organizations in Canada and around the world are joining forces with these initiatives. Please visit their websites to learn more and to join them this October.

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Alberta Ecotrust Community Grants

Deadline: 
15 Oct 2009

Do you work for an under-resourced grassroots environmental group?

Are you a volunteer-driven group that needs support for your activities?

Are you engaged in work that directly or indirectly benefits Alberta's environment?

If so, then consider applying for a Community Grant from Alberta Ecotrust Foundation before October 15. Read more about Alberta Ecotrust Community Grants

Coalition Launches Green Ribbon Campaign

The Coalition for a Nuclear Free Alberta (CNFA), comprised of a number of Alberta grassroots organizations, launched its province-wide Green Ribbon campaign today to try and convince the provincial government that investing in green renewable energy sources is the right choice for meeting our future electricity needs rather than the the costly and risky nuclear option being considered.

"The government has stated it will set policy on nuclear before the end of the fall sitting of the Legislature," says Adele Boucher Rymhs, Read more about Coalition Launches Green Ribbon Campaign

Eco Action 2009

Deadline: 
1 Nov 2009

EcoAction is an Environment Canada funding program that helps groups carry out projects that protect or improve the environment and/or increase environmental awareness and capacity in their community. Application forms, as well as detailed information on eligible projects and the application process, can be found on the EcoAction Community Funding Program web site at http://www.ec.gc.ca/ecoaction/what_is_e.html. Note we are revising our web site. Should this link no longer be valid, go to www.ec.gc.ca/ecoaction. Read more about Eco Action 2009

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